Guest post by Margaret Roach, awaytogarden.com
COME HUNT BUGS WITH ME. Naturalist Charley Eiseman is coming to the beautiful Taconic State Park in my town to lead a National Moth Week evening event July 19—a picnic supper, slide talk and after-dark “mothing” adventure—plus a morning bug walk July 20. All ages welcome. Join us as we set up black lights, paint gooey bait on tree trunks, overturn rocks and leaves, and more. Learn from an expert how to sharpen your focus on nature.
The eight moths and one moth caterpillar above are a sampling of nearly three-dozen moth species I have noted and photographed in the last year or so in my own garden—without going anywhere. Amazing, but something I’d hardly ever noticed in 25-plus years of gardening until I learned from experts like Charley to slow down, and really see.
Get the details on the evening moth event and morning bug walk, co-hosted with Friends of Taconic State Park, and reserve a spot at this link (adults $5, kids under 12 free). The Taconic State Park, Bash Bish region, is in Copake Falls, New York, in Columbia County.